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Data Privacy Policy


This Privacy Statement relates solely to the online information collection and use practices of the Round Hall Web Sites located at , www.regulateireland.ie and www.westlaw.ie (the "Web Sites"). We recognise that many visitors and users of the Web Sites are concerned about the information they provide to us, and how we treat that information. This Privacy Statement, which may be updated from time to time, has been developed to address those concerns.
Your use of the Web Sites indicates to us that you have read and accept our privacy practices, as outlined in this Privacy Statement. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Statement, please

When you visit our Web Sites, you may provide us with two types of information: (1) personally identifiable information that you knowingly choose to disclose, which is collected on an individual basis, and (2) general user information that does not contain personally identifiable information, which is collected on an aggregate basis as you browse the Web Sites. In some cases, if you choose not to provide us with requested information, you may not be able to access all of our Web Sites’ content or services.

Personally Identifiable Information You Choose to Provide.

We may ask for certain personal information from you for the purpose of providing to you content and/or services that you request, including requests for trial subscriptions to one or more of our services. For example, if you indicate an interest in receiving products, services or information, you may be asked to submit your name, organisation, postal address, telephone number, fax number, e-mail address, and areas of interest which we retain on file, so that we may provide what you have requested. We also may request your name and e-mail address and other contact details each time you contact us. We may retain a record of users who have contacted us in order to respond properly to questions or concerns and for purposes of future communications.

Non-Personally Identifiable Information We Collect.

Cookies/ Web server logs: Similar to other commercial Web sites, our Web sites utilises standard technology called "cookies" and Web server logs to collect information about how our Web sites are used. Cookies are a feature of Web browser software that allows Web servers to recognise the computer used to access a Web site. Cookies are small pieces of data that are stored by a user's Web browser on the user's hard drive. Information gathered through cookies and Web server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at our Web sites, and the Web sites visited just before and just after our Web sites. This information is collected on an aggregate basis. None of this information is associated with you as an individual.

You can, of course, disable cookies on your computer by indicating this in the preferences or options menus in your browser. However, it is possible that some parts of our Web Site will not operate correctly if you disable cookies. You should consult with your browser's provider/manufacturer if you have any questions regarding disabling cookies.

Privacy protections for children using the Internet

Protecting children's privacy is important to us. For that reason, we do not collect or maintain information on our Web Site from those we actually know are under the age of 13, nor is any part of our Web Site targeted to attract anyone under 13. We request that all visitors to our Web Site who are under 13 not disclose or provide any personally identifiable information. If we discover that a child under 13 has provided us with personally identifiable information, we will delete that child's personally identifiable information from our records.

We use your personally identifiable information to provide you with the goods, services or information that you have requested. In some cases, we may contact you about our programs, features or services. We may also share your information may with other Thomson Reuters companies who may use it to provide you information about their products and services.
We use non-identifying information collected on our Web Sites in the aggregate to better understand your use of the Web Sites and to enhance your enjoyment and experience. For example, we may use the information to improve the design and content of our Web Sites or to analyse the programs and services that we offer.

Additional disclosure of your information:

We may provide access to your personally identifiable information when legally required to do so, to cooperate with police investigations or other legal proceedings, to protect against misuse or unauthorised use of our Web Sites, to limit our legal liability and protect our rights, or to protect the rights and safety of visitors to our Web Sites or the public. In those instances, the information is provided only for that limited purpose.

We may employ other companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf. Our agents and contractors who have access to your personally identifiable information are required to protect the information in a similar manner that is consistent with this privacy statement.

We will not share your personally identifiable information in ways unrelated to those described above without providing you with an opportunity to opt out of such use or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses.

If you have provided your information on our Web Sites requesting information or a trial subscription you may modify, update or delete such information at any time or update your preferences regarding what information you want to receive from us. You may do this by sending us an email and specifically indicate your change in preferences or calling +353 1 662 5301.
If you have subscribed to our e-newsletter you will receive it via email as it publishes. If you no longer wish to receive future email marketing communications from us, you may opt out by sending an email via the sending an email or calling the phone number stated above.
Due to current system limitations, if you provided your information to purchase goods or services over the Web Sites, you may request to update your information or opt out of future marketing communications only after you have received confirmation for receipt of your order.  All requests may be made by calling + 353 1 662 5301 or by freephone 1800 200 909.

Personal information collected on the Web Sites may be stored and processed in the United Kingdom and Ireland ("Operating Locations"). If you are located outside of the Operating Locations please be aware that any information you provide to us will be transferred to the Operating Locations. By using our Web Site, participating in any of our services and/or providing us with your information, you consent to this transfer. The information you provide may also be transferred to other parts of Thomson Reuters outside of the Operating Locations in order to provide the information or service you have requested. All reasonable care will be taken to ensure data security and adherence to these privacy practices.

The Web Sites contain links to third party sites as well as to other sites owned and/or operated by Thomson Reuters. Please be aware that Thomson Reuters is not responsible for the privacy practices of any third party sites. Please also be aware that the privacy policies of other Thomson Reuters sites may differ significantly from the privacy policy of the Web Sites. Therefore, we encourage our users to read the privacy statement of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information. This Privacy Statement applies solely to information collected by the Web Sites.


For further details on any items associated with this policy or the Web Sites, please

From time to time, we may change our privacy policies. If we make a change, it will not affect the choices you have made about any information you gave us before that change. Any changes will be reflected in our Privacy Statements.

We are committed to working with you to resolve, quickly and fairly, any complaints you may have about privacy. If you have any questions or comments, please or call us at +353 1 662 5301.


We take reasonable steps to maintain the security of the personally identifiable information that we collect, including limiting the number of people who have physical access to our database servers, as well as installing electronic security systems that guard against unauthorised access. However, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be completely secure. Accordingly, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information that you transmit to us, so you do so at your own risk.

The Web Sites are controlled and maintained by:
Round Hall
43 Fitzwilliam Place
Dublin 2